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Classical Wed Oct 21 2015

All About Leonard Bernstein


Looking for some classical music performances in your life? Well, look no further, as this weekend will bring about an excellent opportunity to enjoy classical music merged with the art of great film.

Leonard Bernstein, notable composer for well-known films including West Side Story, On The Town, and many more, will be showcasing the score to On The Waterfront as it plays on Friday, October 23 at 8pm, backed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Award-winning conductor Richard Kaufman will be there to conduct the score, as one of three remaining films for the year as part of the CSO at the Movies series, which has been beloved since 2004.

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On The Waterfront, the turbulent 1954 film starring Marlon Brando, features a dramatic soundtrack capturing the deliberate film noir style. The score garnered an Academy Award nomination, as well as much acclaim.

On October 24 and 25 at 7:30pm, the debut of the CSO Beyond The Score series for the 2015/2016 season begins with Bernstein in New York City, a new composition that entwines Bernstein's identity within New York City with a gorgeous performance from the orchestra. The second half of the show allows listeners to bask in familiar favorites, including the Overture to Candide, and the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

Grab a ticket for all CSO events via phone at 800-223-7114 or 312-294-3000, online, or at the Symphony Center box office at 220 S. Michigan Ave. Student tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate based upon availability with a valid ID.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

Transmission staffers share their most cherished memories and moments while writing for Gapers Block.

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  Chicago Music Media

Alarm Magazine
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Boxx Magazine
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Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
Chicago Reader Music
Chicagoist Arts & Events
Chicago Music Guide
Chicago Singles Club
Country Music Chicago
Cream Team
Dark Jive
The Deli Chicago
Jim DeRogatis
Fake Shore Drive
Gowhere Hip Hop
The Hood Internet
Jaded in Chicago
Largehearted Boy
Little White Earbuds
Live Fix Blog
Live Music Blog
Loud Loop Press
Oh My Rockness
Pop 'stache
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Resident Advisor
Sound Opinions
Sun-Times Music Blog
Theft Liable to Prosecution
Tribune Music
UR Chicago
Victim Of Time
WFMU's Beware of the Blog
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Aragon Ballroom
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Beat Kitchen
Bottom Lounge
Buddy Guy's Legends
The Burlington
California Clipper
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Congress Theater
Cubby Bear
Double Door
Elbo Room
Empty Bottle
Green Mill
The Hideout
Honky Tonk BBQ
House of Blues
Kingston Mines
Lincoln Hall
Logan Square Auditorium
Mayne Stage
The Mutiny
Old Town School of Folk Music
Park West
The Promontory
Red Line Tap
Reggie's Rock Club & Music Joint
The Riviera
Thalia Hall
The Shrine
Symphony Center
Tonic Room
Uncommon Ground
The Vic
The Whistler

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Drag City
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Groove Distribution
He Who Corrupts
Jam Productions
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Minty Fresh
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mP Shows
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